Deputy Sheriff Arthur Wayne Skaar

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Wayne Skaar

Skamania County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, June 13, 1966

Arthur Wayne Skaar

Deputy Skaar was shot and killed when he was ambushed by a 15-year-old suspect. He was answering the call of a mother requesting help to control her son. As Deputy Skaar approached the house he was shot in the neck by the suspect. The suspect served time in prison and was later murdered after his release.
Deputy Skaar had been with the agency for three months.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Later murdered

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Read your story in the lobby of the Skamania County Sheriff's Office. I'll remember you and your sacrifice.

Richard Underdahl, Fire Chief
Cowlitz-Lewis FD #20

September 13, 2017

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